I recently came across information regarding a study carried out in 2010 that stated homes with an academic degree holder were 1.36 times more likely to own a cat than other households.
The study also showed that cat owners were more likely to be older and female and that both cat and dog owners were more likely to live in a house with a garden.
Whilst on the surface this may appear to suggest that intelligent people are more drawn to cats, another factor below may well be a likely cause of high cat-ownership in the more academic amongst us.
Dr Jane Murray, a Cat Protection Lecturer who led the study suggested the following reasons for the findings.
"Cats require less time per day than a dog, so they are more popular with educated people who work late and have long commutes."
The above quote suggests that cat owners are likely to be responsible owners engaging in smart thinking when it comes to choosing a pet to suit their lifestyle.
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